Monthly Archives: December 2008

Doubly Luxurious–Kilian Hennessy and Sophie Matisse

bottles-s-matisseIt’s a familial affair. This November, Kilian Hennessy (grandson of the founder of LVMH) and Sophie Matisse (granddaughter of Henri Matisse) worked together to create limited edition packaging for Kilian’s superbly refined perfumes. The bottles are hand-painted by Sophie.

kilian_hennessy_1Kilian is by far one of my favorite interviews. He’s unpretentious and hyper-intelligent, pleasant and sophisticated. His perfumes are made with the finest ingredients and his complicated scents reflect his perfume pedigree. Previously, he worked for Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani. My favorite scent is Liaisons Dangereuses. The fragrance smells of Damascus roses followed by a spicy, almost Indian finish, coupled with an after-scent that smells vaguely powdery. I would describe the perfume as part mezze, part courtyard garden in Seville, and part rose-filled chapel.

boxmatisseSophie Matisse began her career interpreting “La Gioconda,” and has exhibited all over the world. The limited edition bottles of perfume ($1,500) are beautifully abstract with a kaleidoscope of colors that come up nicely against Kilian’s silk-lined black lacquer boxes. Check them out for yourself!

Buy a bottle of Perfume as Art at:

Bergdorf Goodman, NY

Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills

Saks Fifth Avenue, Las Vegas

Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza

Saks Fifth Avenue, San Francisco

Holt Renfrew, Toronto

Harvey Nichols, London

Le Bon Marche, Paris


Sales this week: Online, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Sales this week 12/01-12/07:


•’s holiday sale features fall fashions from Chloé, Fendi, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo, and more up to 50 percent off. Ongoing.

* Blue Mercury: free standard shipping on all orders of $100 or more
Enter source code “HOLIDAY08” in the source code field at checkout. Offer expires 12/14/08.



When: Thursday, December 4th 6 -8pm

Where: bliss los angeles (930 Hilgard Avenue, 2nd Floor)

What: 20% off bliss products, customized skin consultations, hand & arm massages all while enjoying some bubbly and brownies.


Royal Underground Sample Sale
Noon to 7 p.m.
15 Corporate Plaza, Suite 200 (Second Floor)
Newport Beach, CA



Event: Subtle Tones Warehouse Sale – Up To 75% Off
Indulge without the guilt at this sale. Treat yourself to luxury cashmere sweaters, glam shoes, eco fashion, comfy loungewear, and PJs from $10-$80. Find labels like Glam Vintage Souls, Eco Lux, Loungerie, Subtle Luxury, and more.
Receive a 5% discount if you pay with cash. All sales final! The first 100 customers from Top Button will receive a free gift with purchase.
Event Times:
Fri-Sat 10am-5pm
660 Maple Ave.
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 328-0408 118


Brentwood Country Mart Sale: 20%-40% off select items






Mon Petit Oiseau Sample Sale
Mon Petit Oiseau is opening their doors to host an extraordinary sample sale. There will be thousands of first quality samples perfect for holiday shopping or for a special treat for youself! Discover sweet and delicate frocks, holiday dresses, winter coats, sweaters, shorts, short-sleeved tops, and three-quartered sleeved t-shirts.
Please visit to view the collections.
Event Times: Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
6687 Flotilla Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 727-2005


The Shopaholic Girls Sample Sale In Pasadena

The holidays are here! The Shopaholic Girls are once again bringing you loads of high-end clothes, shoes, and accessories for those who love designer labels at below wholesale prices. At 50-90% off retail, it’s the perfect time to purchase luxury designer labels for yourself and gifts for those you love. There will be gorgeous samples and overstock from high-end labels including Black Halo, BCBG Max Azria, T Luxury, Mynx, T-Bags, Jenny Han, Young Fabulous & Broke, Bread & Butter, and For Joseph! Also, find beautiful cashmere sweaters and fabulous leather belts & purses.

Buy five items and you will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. For more information visit
Event Times: Sat-Sun 10am-7pm
Location: 300 E. Green Street
Pasadena Convention Center
Suite 211
Pasadena, CA 91101
Payment Types:Cash ONLY


Miss Me Warehouse Sample Sale
Join Miss Me, MM Couture, Mek Denim, Sang Real Jeans, and Rock Revival Jeans for their huge holiday warehouse sample sale. Select from hundreds of styles including men’s and women’s premium denim, women’s contemporary, and girls (ages 7-14). You will also find casual wear for all. Get 40-80% off retail and save! Dressing Rooms Available.
Located in Downtown Los Angeles. Enter the driveway that says 4811 and go all the way to the back. For more information, go to
Event Times: Sun 9am-6pm
4715 South Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
(323) 235-7351


A season to Save. To Give. To Get Pampered.
Back by popular demand, Rich Lil Pishers is holding its doors open for 2 days to celebrate the Holiday Season!   December 8th and 9th at The Mark 9320 Pico Blvd (just east of Beverly Drive).  $25 Tickets available at ($35 at the door).  Proceeds of ticket sales go to benefit Variety – The Children’s Charity.  Come shop your favorite designer baby and kids and tween lines and save as much as 70% off retail prices while getting your holiday look from the best in beauty FREE with paid admission.


None this week!



San Francisco Burke Williams (Through 1/01/09)
The Weekday Vacation Club is a luxurious, beneficial, daily escape any Monday – Thursday.

For only $79 you receive your choice of one Pure Relaxation Massage or Spa Style Facial ($105 value/$120 value in San Francisco & Danville) followed by a full year enjoying 20% discounts off all full-price treatments and products.

Contact: Terry Shofron
1.8666.239.6635 ext. 2740

Also, receive a 10% discount using the promo code: GenArtTS Simply go to and go to purchase gift card and enter your promotional code. This will offer will be good until the end of the year.


Doe – Prairie Underground, Woo, & She-Bible

Doe SF has just recieved a massive shipment of eco-friendly merchandise! New arrivals include hoodies, blouses, tunics, and dresses from names like Prairie Underground, Woo, & She-Bible. Also, find recent additions to housewares like frames from Umbra.

Shop local and support cute girls!

Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm
Sun 12pm-6pm
629a Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 558-8588
Cash / Charge